un·​re·​mit·​ting | \ ˌən-ri-ˈmi-tiŋ How to pronounce unremitting (audio) \

Definition of unremitting

: not remitting : constant, incessant unremitting pain

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unremittingly \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈmi-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce unremitting (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unremitting in a Sentence

She was recognized for her unremitting efforts to improve the lives of people in her city. unremitting rain that lasted for six days
Recent Examples on the Web The Haredi community was built on an unremitting faith in its leadership, made up of flesh-and-blood rabbis who, to their followers, speak the will of the living God. New York Times, "How the Pandemic Nearly Tore Israel Apart," 25 Feb. 2021 And the first step is the most daunting of all: to stare the original trauma in the face, to accept its unremitting gaze. James Robins, The New Republic, "Can Historians Be Traumatized by History?," 16 Feb. 2021 Everyone will expect Burke, 65, hired away from his Sportsnet commentary gig, to be an unremitting quote stream. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "NHL’s division-only format results in tunnel vision," 13 Feb. 2021 Benjamin said that the shock comes, in large part, from the popular conviction—still current today—that the arc of history bends naturally toward justice, that the human race is on an unremitting escalator of progress. Laurie Penny, Wired, "The Timelines of Our Lives," 18 Nov. 2020 But there was also a sense of exploration and an unremitting belief in our power, even as kids, to figure out some things for ourselves. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "Problem solving is afoot in our Hillcrest area: Sun Messages," 9 Nov. 2020 The unremitting Atlantic hurricane season, which refuses to go quietly into the November night, is about to log another benchmark. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, "Tropical Storm Eta expected to intensify into the season's 12th hurricane on Monday," 1 Nov. 2020 Critical Theory amounts to an unremitting attack on all of America’s norms and traditions. Mike Gonzalez, National Review, "To Tackle Critical Theory in the K–12 Classroom, Start with Colleges of Education," 5 Oct. 2020 The pulse of solitary confinement is the unremitting sound of madness. Arthur Longworth, The New Republic, "How to Survive Supermax," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of unremitting

1670, in the meaning defined above

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“Unremitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unremitting. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unremitting

formal : not stopping or growing weaker

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